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About Us

Mission

Our Mission is to provide comprehensive, meaningful, and socially significant behavior analytic services to children ages 2-17 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum and related Disorders. Our goal is to have positive and lasting effects across all settings in which the client lives and interacts. 

Our Story

Laura and James started The Behavior Place in the Summer of 2016 after Laura worked in the field of Behavior Analysis as a Behavior Technician, Public School Teacher, Program Manager, and a BCBA. She saw a need to create a company that focused on the individual clients needs while creating a supportive and collaborative work environment for staff that focused on growth and education. The Behavior Place was also started to create a focus on serving military families and creating employment opportunities for military spouses similar to Laura. As a military family, James and Laura have been stationed in 7 duty stations in 12 years. During that time, Laura overcame many employment obstacles related to military moves that she hopes to make easier on other military spouses through education and employment. 

Our Team

Johanna Taylor M.Ed.,BCBA, LBA

Clinical Supervisor

TBP Kitsap

Johanna became interested the Applied Behavior Analysis field after seeing the incredible benefits it brought to children on the autism spectrum.  She began studying Special education and Applied Behavior Analysis at the Pennsylvania State University.  After she completed her studies, she began working for The Behavior Place in April of 2017 to further her knowledge of the field and bring positive change to families affected by autism.  She holds a Master of Education and a graduate certificate in ABA from the Pennsylvania State University.  She became a BCBA in 2019. 

James Mellon

Director of Operations

James joined The Behavior Place as the Director of Operations in November of 2017. He is presently on active duty status with the United Stated Navy as a Sonar Technician. He has proudly served in the Navy for the last 12 years earning multiple awards and achievements including Surface and Aviation Warfare Specialist. James has served on 4 ships and has been deployed 3 times during his career. He enjoys spending time with this family, hiking, and following the Carolina Panthers football team in his spare time. 

Ariella Buglione M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Clinical Director 

TBP Bothell

Ariella has been working with various disabilities from Prekindergarten to 18 years of age for 10 years. She first worked as a special education teacher for students out of district and then as a behavior analyst in an Autism program. She holds a Master's in Special education and a graduate level certificate in Applied behavior Analysis from Capella University. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2018.

Laura Trest M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Clinical Director

Laura has been working with children, adolescents, and teens diagnosed with various disabilities, since 2007 in the home, school, and community settings. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Master's of Special Education, and a graduate level certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from George Mason University. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in February of 2015. Her professional interests include Verbal Behavior, language acquisition, and social skills training. 

Kathryn Sweeney M.S., BCABA, LABA

Program Manager

TBP Spokane

Kathryn has worked with children and adolescents across multiple settings for more than 10 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Her professional interests include self-advocacy for people with developmental disabilities and anxiety management for children and adolescents.

Cheyanne Flournoy RBT, CBT

Lead Behavior Technician

TBP Bothell

Cheyanne started working directly with children in 2017, though she has had a passion to work with children her entire life. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Public Health from Central Washington University, with plans of graduating in the spring of 2019. She first came to The Behavior Place in June 2017 and has since learned how to work with a variety of children, ranging in ages and diverse needs. Her main interests in the field of ABA include teaching social skills and self-management skills.

Cheyenne Teneyck RBT, CBT

Registered Behavior Technician

TBP Kitsap

Cheyenne Graduated in 2015 from Owens Community College with an Associates Degree in General Education. She has known since High School that she wanted to work with children! She loves to be outside in the sun and to go on runs with her two large dogs. She joined with The Behavior Place in May of 2018 as an RBT. Since joining she has developed a love for working with children on the autism spectrum. She is excited to continue furthering her training and education in this field!

Bradley Gilmore RBT, CBT

Registered Behavior Technician

TBP Kitsap

Brad moved to Washington this year to be close to family and pursue his nursing degree. Before coming to Washington, Brad worked as a certified nurses assistant in both California and Montana. It was through volunteering in Equine Assisted Therapy for eighteen months that he found his passion for working with children with special needs. It is his goal to complete his bachelor’s degree and then get a master’s related to special education to pursue a career as a BCBA.

Bob Warren M.Ed., RBT, CBT

Registered Behavior Technician

TBP Bothell

Bob has been working with children, youth, and young adults with developmental disabilities in public and private schools for 12+ years.  He finished his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.  Later, he earned his Elementary Education Teaching credentials at the University of Washington—Bothell, and then completed his Master of Special Education degree at Seattle University.  Bob’s professional interests include sensory integration, adaptive skills, and social communication.  Bob is thrilled to join The Behavior Place team. 

Stacey Taylor MSC/MFCT, RBT, CBT

Registered Behavior Technician

TBP Bothell

Stacey is married, with four children and has worked with children most of her adult life in various fields; from childhood development centers, church bible studies and summer events, Military Welfare and Recreation programs,  and coaching sports. She studied at the University of Phoenix, San Diego Campus where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Human Services and Management (2005) and a Masters of Science in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy (2008). From there she has gathered experience in areas such as crisis intervention, individual and group therapy and as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist. Stacey also brings experience in education, remaining very active with a local homeschool community. She has facilitated classrooms, participates in band programs, and helps organize and plan student events. Her professional interests include social skills training, verbal behavior, and helping to improve family communication.

Madison Phelps

Behavior Technician

TBP Kitsap

Madison is a recent B.A. graduate from Willamette University with a double major of Sociology and Women's Gender Studies. She has worked with kids in various environments, and has found her passion in promoting positive change in children! For the past year, Madison had been working as a Behavior Specialist in the Portland area, and decided to continue this line of work when she moved back home to the North Kitsap area. Madison loves the energy and carefree attitude children have, and can't wait to continue her career in ABA with children on the Autism spectrum.

Christopher Watson B.A., RBT, CBT

Registered Behavior Technician

TBP Bothell

Chris recently graduated from the University of Washington Bothell with his Bachelors degree in educational studies and a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. Currently, he is enrolled for spring classes at Arizona State University for his graduate degree in Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis). 

Elizabeth Brace, RBT, CBT

Registered Behavior Technician

TBP Bothell

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Brianna Vedoy

Administrative Assistant

TBP Bothell

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Rachel Shuman

Program Manager

TBP Bothell

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